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Eric Wojcik

Eric Wojcik, festival program director, Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Born in 1959, Eric Wojcik studied Architecture, then worked as a consultant. In 1979, he was in the group of students who created the Short Film Week with the "University Film Club" of Clermont-Ferrand, which in 1982 became the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival and the "Sauve qui peut le court métrage" association. Today, Clermont Ferrand ISFF with its 160,000 viewers is the most important event in the world totally committed to short film. Eric Wojcik is one of the festival directors, in charge of external relations; he prospects, selects and establishes program for the international competition, with about 1,300 applications each year. He also works throughout the year to show short films within the "Pôle Image", particularly among the prisoners’ population.